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Remembering Those Who Have Been Lost
The Aerospace Industries Association salutes the astronauts in flight and training, as well as those who supported space flight, who have lost their lives as we have reached into space.
Apollo 1: Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White II, and Roger B. Chaffe
Challenger: Sharon "Christa" McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Michael Smith, and Ellison Onizuka
Columbia: David Brown, Rick Husband, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael Anderson, William McCool, Ilan Ramon
"If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."
Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom - after the Gemini 3 mission, March 1965